Monthly Archives: July 2020

Swimming Upstream

The Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata) inhabits fast-moving, boulder-strewn rivers and streams high in the Andes of South America. To me, these churning, chilling, deafening waterscapes are frightening to behold. A Torrent Duck is the avian equivalent of a white-water kayak, … Continue reading

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Broken glass falls in the forest

Broken glass falls in the forestand from green dreams we wake to song.Dark eyes unseen pierce our nightto watch us stumble out of nakednessinto day. Slowly,we perceive their glances. We shove off rough covers,abrading the skin of our sleep,and from … Continue reading

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